Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu!
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Group Size: Max 18
Trip code: SPPS
Duration: 14 days
Enjoy dramatic views, epic hikes and local community experiences on this 14 day group tour in Peru. Start in Lima, sandboard in Nazcar and adventure Colca Canyon! Hike the iconic Inca Trail, finishing in spectacular Machu Picchu! Your expert tour guide will provide you with local insight on Peru’s fascinating Inca history as you see ancient sites. Finish your tour in vibrant Cusco, where you can celebrate with your group!
- Hike the Inca Trail with a local guide
- Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Explore Colca Canyon on an overnight adventure
- See local community projects supporting sustainable travel
- Stay with a local family at a Ccaccaccollo homestay
Day 1: Lima. Welcome to Lima! Meet your group and group leader at the welcome meeting and get to know each other over a few beers in Barranco!
Day 2: Lima to Nazca. Enjoy breakfast and board a local bus, enjoying desert views as we head to Nazca.
Day 3: Nazcar to Arequipa. Wander Nazcar and take local tours with some free time today. For dinner, we’ll try out the ancient tradition “Pachamanca” to help prepare our delicious dinner. After, we’ll jump on an overnight bus to Arequipa.
Day 4: Arequipa. Explore the ‘white city’, filled with fascinating history. Test some local foods, visit museums and the beautiful Santa Catalina Monastery.
Day 5: Arequipa to Colca Canyon. Take a guided tour of Colca Valley and an overnight adventure to
Colca Canyon - famed for being one of the deepest canyons in the world. Spot resident llama, vicuña and alpaca!
Day 6: Colca Canyon. Rise and shine early in the morning as we head to spot condors soaring through the air! Before we hop on an overnight bus to Cusco, we’ll stop off in quaint local villages along the way.
Day 7: Cusco. Spend today freely enjoying the buzzing city. You may opt to take a Cusco cooking class or get your heart racing with mountain biking. Or learn more about Cusco’s history on a city tour and sip coffee in traditional cafes.
Day 8: Cusco to Ccaccaccollo. Today we’ll learn about weaving as we meet a women’s weaving co-op, meeting locals and sleeping in a homestay!
Day 9: Ccaccaccollo to Ollantaytambo. Travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas as we prepare for a hike from Ollantaytambo tomorrow morning.
Day 10: Inca Trail. We’ll travel by van to km 82 where we’ll begin a stunning hike, spotting ruin sites along the trail. All meals are included for the duration of the hike to keep you fuelled up! Please note: if the Inca Trail passes are sold out, the tour will do the Lares Trek instead.
Day 11: Inca Trail. It’s time to tackle Dead Woman’s Pass today, where we’ll reach our highest point! Soak up the mountain air and memorable views.
Day 12: Inca Trail. Hike through incredible Runquraqay and historic Incan constructions. Tonight, we’ll camp at the ruins of Phuyupatamarca!
Day 13: Machu Picchu to Cusco. Wake up before the sun as we walk to Machu Picchu to watch a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise! Explore the beautiful ruins with a guided tour, getting insider info and an expert guide! Head back to Cusco in the afternoon for a few drinks to celebrate!
Day 14: Cusco. It’s time to say your goodbyes! Reminisce on lifelong memories with your new friends and start planning your next adventure with us soon!
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You may arrive on Day 1 at any time as there are no planned activities on this day. You will be able to find information about your welcome meeting, which will be during the evening on Day 1, in your hotel.
Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao Lima is approximately 45 minute drive from the starting accommodation. Use the official taxi stand after the customs and immigration area in the airport, where you can pay approximately $27 USD. You can also pay in advance for an airport transfer.
This tour includes 13 nights of accommodation, including 7 nights in hotels, 2 nights on an overnight bus, 1 homestay, and 3 nights camping.
This tour includes 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners. You will need to purchase all remaining meals yourself, which is a great opportunity to try local cuisines.
You must be at least 18 years old to participate on this tour. The tour is designed for 18-35 year olds. British Passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Peru. On arrival you’re usually given permission to stay for up to 183 days. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your date of entry.
Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. It’s your responsibility to ensure that information is valid at the time of travel.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.